Police Officer launches book “Mission Accomplished”

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Essa Bah, a 25-year old police officer has published a book titled, ‘Mission Accomplished.’ The book portrays good morals and leadership practices. The launch was done at the Police Headquarters in Banjul.

Mr. Bah said at the launching that the book will be important to Gambians, particularly to the police force. “The book address issues of respect for human rights and good leadership practices among other things,” He said.

The young constable officer has written 3 other books, Failure of agreement, The Rising Orphan and The Constant Mama Africa but said he would need support to publish them. “The book was published by Foday Baldeh of Fulladu publishers and copies are now available at Timbooktoo and Kombo book shops for D200 and D150 for security personnel.”

Mr. Bah said he started writing the book in 2012 when he was at Armitage high school.

He said he was the public relation officer of Armitage High’s School Press Club and he was inspired by the way he perceives the society.

Mr. Bah thanked the National Center for Arts and Culture, the police through the inspector general and Foday Baldeh for their support.

Representing the inspector general of police at the launching, Commissioner Ebrima Bah commended the author for publishing a book on good morals and leadership, calling it the first time for a junior officer to publish such a book. “Rank and age does not matter. What matters is the output of an individual.”

Deputy public relation officer of the Gambia Police Force Foday Conta said, “10 years ago, if I am told that a police officer will publish a book of such magnitude, I wouldn’t agree.”

He commended the young writer for his commitment and challenged him to do more research and learn more.

Momodou Sabally, Gambia’s former secretary general and a prominent writer also applauded the young writer and urged him to read more. He also urged Gambians to start appreciating their writers.

Author: Isatou Ceesay Bah